DIY Weddings

Using Disposable Tableware For A Wedding

using disposable tableware for a wedding


In the current austerity climate each day we learn about another activity that can be done for less without compromising the experience. Weddings are no different; it may be the biggest day of your life but it no longer has to be the most expensive.

The catering bill is usually the biggest chunk out of the budget and is therefore an easy target for shaving costs if you put your mind to it. Many people plan in advance and opt for self-catering, with a trusted team of loyal friends and family members pitching in. Also, professional caterers will be happy to provide as much or as little of the food as you wish, meaning a hybrid event is equally possible.

How to make a Strawberry chiffon cake (wedding cake)

Strawberry Chiffon Cake Recipe

If your planning your wedding on a budget you might be thinking of baking your own wedding cake. This simple yet beautiful strawberry chiffon cake could be just what your looking for and below you will find step by step instructions to bake it yourself.


Strawberry Chiffon cake

A real girly pink, this American style whisked sponge cake is made with pureed strawberries and vegetable oil rather than butter so is light but still moist and moreish. You don’t need any fancy tins to make this, just 2, 20cm (8inch) springform tins that you can easily pick up from the supermarket.

• Serves 10 • Prep: 1 hour • Cook: 25-30 minutes  • Chill: 4 hours


Seafood salad with strawberries

Seafood Salad with Strawberries Recipe

Seafood salad with strawberries recipe perfect for DIY Weddings. Quick to mix together, light, refreshing and low in calories. Plus this healthy salad is just bursting with health boosting antioxidants, vitamin C and protein to help keep you in tip top shape.

• Serves 4 • Prep: 25 minutes

Cook’s tip:  Rather than adding prawns and mint this salad also tastes great with cubed goats cheese and chopped coriander.

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Raspberry gin sorbet with lavender thins

raspberry gin sorbet with lavender thins recipe

Cool and refreshing, a cocktail in a dessert glass, or for a bit of fun why not freeze in ice lolly moulds for an adult only version.

• Serves 6 • Prep: 20 minutes • Cook: 30-35 minutes • Freeze: 6-8 hours or overnight

Cook’s tip

If the sorbet has been in the freezer overnight then take the container out of the freezer and allow to soften for 10 minutes before scooping.

Not a fan of lavender then leave it out and add the grated rind of ½ a lemon or leave the biscuit mix plain.

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